Kim Potter, a police officer at the Brooklyn Center, Minn., Who shot Dainte Wright on Sunday, has resigned from the police department, his union said in a statement on Tuesday.
The city’s police chief, Tim Gannon, also announced he was departing.
Ms. Potter said in a letter to city officials on Tuesday that she was resigning immediately, the union said.
He wrote, “I have loved every moment of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe that if I resign immediately, it will be in the interests of the community, the department and my fellow officers Is in. “
The union, the Law Enforcement Labor Service, represents more than 6,400 members across Minnesota.
Ms. Potter, 48, was an officer in the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. School officials reported that she was first licensed as a police officer in Minnesota in 1995, and graduated from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minnesota.
Until his resignation, he was placed on administrative leave within the department following the shooting and murder of Mr. Wright. 20. Chief Gannon stated that she believed by watching the video of her body camera that she was Attempting to use Taser Pulls his gun at Mr. Wright and instead, kills him.